Arthur Mafokate in trouble over 'fake' food parcel poster

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One of Mzansi's Kwaito chiefs Arthur Mafokate is at the centre of a storm, after allegedly posting 'fake' information regarding food hand outs.

The incident happened two weeks ago and Mafokate is reported to have made posters inviting creatives to submit their names to benefit from food parcels.

Mafokate said the donation was being held courtesy of the Gauteng department of sports, arts, culture & recreation.

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However, the department has said it has nothing to do with what it referred to as ‘fake’ information posted on social media by king of Kwaito.

Mafokate is said to have used the department's logo saying the department was partnering with his Lockdown FM and his foundation.

However, the department has distanced itself and denied having anything to do with the post.

The Mafokate poster read: "Lockdown FM and Arthur Mafokate Foundation together with the Gauteng province department of sports, arts, culture & recreation will distribute food parcels,” read part of his post.

It continued that the donation would be carried out in Gauteng during the Covid-19 lockdown period, please.

“If in need and you are in the Sport, Arts, Culture & Recreation fraternity submit your names to the details below," went on the post.

Asked about the poster, Mafokate said: "I did what I was told to do, to submit names of people who emailed the department because they will be doing the deliveries of donations.”

He added; “But if there is someone who says… the poster is fake, send me that information and I will contact Mbali [MEC Mbali Hlophe] myself."

Hlophe's spokesperson Ofentse Mogotsi said the department was surprised and learnt of the poster which gave an impression that Mafokate had been tasked by the department to distribute food last week.

"He was requested to remove the poster as it would be false advertising. It was further stated to him that the department has no such mandate, as the distribution of food aid within the province is conducted through social development,” said Mogotsi.

Mogotsi said Hlophe is not going to lodge any lawsuit against the Kwaito king, but only ordered him to take out the post.


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